After seeing Frozen on August 18th, I don’t think I can avoid the nervous tension that builds in my mind every time I think of what to expect. Will they change anything? Will they improve on what they did before or will it be the same. For the actors sake I hope there will be some changes. Caissie Levy and Patti Murin are two very talented women and proven this time and time again with their previous credits both on Broadway, and off.
I really do want to like this show more than I do at this given moment. It can be something incredible. It has that unlaying potential that I can only hope that will break through the ice that’s holding it back. I have the utmost respect for this creative team and wish they would be able to see past what Frozen was as a film. I will openly admit The Lion King is not by any means my favorite Disney movie, the only thing I like is Be Prepared. Yet… the musical is one among of my favorites. It is yes almost exact to the film but what it makes different changes my perspective of the film completely giving it, its own identity. That is what I would love to see with Frozen. To be able to dabble into the traditional culture of Norway, and give us that mythological feel that is still hidden underneath the screaming children and parents that seem to find it cute.
Overall I will lower my expectations this time around. I still will be excited to listen to my favorite new songs of the show, and will enjoy every moment that I will be able to hear of Caissie Levy and Patti Murin’s performance as well as the rest of the cast. However hopefully what it lacks will not reopen the wound.